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After a Covid-19 induced hiatus, the Abuja Writers’ Forum (AWF) re-launches the  iconic Guest Writer Session on June 24, 2023 with three authors- Kabura Zakama, Jibrin Baba Ndace and Michaela Moye.

Born and raised in Garkida, Adamawa State, Kabura Zakama started writing poems at a tender age as a means of expressing himself. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); He is published in several anthologies and his first collection of poems,  “The Man Lived”, won the 1999 ANA Poetry Prize. His second collection, “Chant of the Angry” was shortlisted for the 2022 ANA Poetry Prize.

Zakama who is an international development and humanitarian practitioner working in North East Nigeria, sees poetry as a calling but is better known as a promoter of literature with a focus on young writers and writing in indigenous languages. He started Kairos Tablets and Scrolls Limited, a literary enterprise that is tasked with ‘bringing back the book better.’

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Jibrin Baba Ndace, an award winning journalist, was the former Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Niger state (2015-2019). With a career in both Journalism and Public Relations spanning over a decade, Ndace has distinguished himself as a Public Affairs commentator, Media Consultant, Youth Vanguard and Peace Advocate, and carefully designated as one of the global change agents on countering violent extremism and hate speech within the social media space.

A 2002 graduate of English from Bayero University, (BUK) Kano, North West Nigeria, he was born on August 17, 1974.

He started his journalism career with The Market Magazine, a Business, Policy and Economy Magazine, which debuted in 2004. Within this period, he was also the Personal Assistant to publisher of The Market magazine and Managing Director, Bifocal Communications Limited who was variously Chairman, Kaduna Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, as well as vice president, Public Relations Consultant of Nigeria, PRCAN. Both assignments exposed Jibrin to PR related activities such as event management, crisis management, reputation management, branding, media relations and corporate social responsibilities.

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On May 13, 2023, Ndace launched three books – “Walking the War Front with Lt. Gen. TY Buratai”, “Duty Call Under Buratai’s Command” and “The Lonely Grave”, a collection of poems.
Born in Kaduna  to parents from South West Nigeria, Michaela Moye studied Law at the University of Abuja. She is an experienced communication consultant with a demonstrated history of working in international development. She is an astute poet, voice-over artist, writer, editor, radio personality and a social impact advocate.

Her published book is a collection of poems and short stories titled “Relived” and was a literary nominee in the I Am Nigeria Award.

Apart from the readings, there will be live music and a new feature – Storytelling. The Guest Writer Session runs from 4-7pm and is open to the public and holds at the International Institute of Journalism, behind The Father’s Church, Jahi, Abuja,

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AWF: July Guest Writer Session Features Ejiro Otive And Echelo Okwori

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The re-launched Guest Writer Session of the Abuja Writers Forum, gathers momentum with the July edition featuring Ejiro Otive-Igbuzor and Echela Okwori on the 29th  by 4:00pm and will include live music among other side attractions. adsbygoogle || []). push({});

Informavores reports that Ejiro Otive-Igbuzor  recently published two novels – TROPHY HUSBAND and  TRAVAILS OF OMOTEJEMO, which are in the romance genre. Both novels share an underpinning of how African history, culture and values  shape the lives of the major characters at home and abroad.

Ejiro  holds a PhD in Microbiology with specialty in TB/HIV coinfection and tuberculosis bacteriology. She describes her passion for creative writing thus: “I have always had a passion for storytelling and my Gender Equality and Social Inclusion trainings are usually laced with practical life stories and case studies to ground the theoretical perspectives in our reality. I recently started to pay attention to the novelist in me and I see that people love my stories. Sincerely, all the cheques in any currency that I have received for my hard work so far cannot pay for the joy that I feel when I sit to write my novels. This is obviously a calling. I have found my ikigai and I am here to stay.”

Ejiro is the founder and coordinator of the Gals Global Hangout, a share and learn platform with over 2300 women across the globe. She also sits on the Board of several organisations and is married to Dr Otive- Igbuzor and they have two children.

Echela Okwori  who hails from Otukpa in Benue State  is the creator of the IDAAGO  STORY series which has narrated hundreds of stories on Raypower FM Abuja and Joy FM Otukpo. He will be featuring as the Raconteur in the Storytelling segment, a new feature of the Guest Writer Session.

Okwori,an associate member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN),  loves writing and storytelling. He is happily married to Patricia Okwori and they are blessed with three children.

Apart from the readings, there will be live music  by David Adzer and a raffle draw for books. The Guest Writer Session runs from 4-7pm and is open to the public and holds at the International Institute of Journalism, behind Shashilga Court, Gwarinpa Expressway, Jahi, Abuja.

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IIJ and Creativity Spark Foundation Throw 10 days Creative Writing Course

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The International Institute of Journalism, IIJ and The Creative Spark Foundation throw 10 days writing course. 

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AWF to Feature Adedokun, Kawu and Okah-Donli for April Guest Writer Session

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Adedokun, Kawu and Okah-Donli to feature in Abuja Writers' Forum April Guest Writer Session
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Abuja Writers Forum April 27 Guest Writer Session coming up at Rosebud Suites, former Nanet Suites from 4 – 7pm. will feature Niran Adedokum, Isaq Moddibo Kawu and Julie Okah-Donli.

This is contained in a widely circulated Press Release that was also made available to Informavores Online Publication. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The statement stated that Niran Adedokun, writer, lawyer and public relations practitioner, holding a Bachelors of Arts degree in Performing Arts and an LLB from the University of Ilorin as well as a Masters of Arts in English Literature from the University of Lagos, Akoka, will read from his debut book – Ladies Calling the Shots.

The statement also stated that Julie Okah-Donli a lawyer, chartered secretary and administrator, who serves as the Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), an agency established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2003 to tackle human trafficking and other related matters., and the Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission, Is’haq Modibbo Kawu who was the former Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Abuja-based Word, Sound and Vision (WSV) Multimedia Limited, will be on the “Take Five” segment and share on books that have impacted on their lives.

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Pius Adesanmi will also be reading self-authored poems to honour the late Nigerian scholar.

Adedokun’s book, Ladies Calling The Shots is a profile of 17 top female film and television directors in Nigeria.Some of those featured include:Amaka Igwe, Tope Oshin, Pat Oghre- Imobhio,OmoniOboli, Adeola Osunkojo and MidredOkwo, Lola Fani Kayode, EmaEdosio, Ola Selhurst, Belinda YangaAgedah, Ronke Macaulay. Funke Fayoyin, Stephanie Linus, Blessing Egbe and Vanessa Nzediegwu.

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The April AWF Guest Writer Session that is open to the public features live music and a raffle-draw for books apart from the reading segments.

The Abuja Writer’s Forum Guest Writer Session comes up once in a month and also runs a weekly Critique Session and a regular Creative Writing Workshop series.

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Prince Abdulrahman Obaje is a Media, Information and Computer Technology Consultant. A quintessential Journalist, online marketer, social media strategist, Mathematician and Computer Scientist is based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is the Founder and the Publisher of The Informavores!. You can reach me on +234 805 939 5252 or send i-witness report directly to me on news@informavores.com.ng.
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